Some veteran and ingénue actresses are landing next projects. Cate Blanchett is signing on to join Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana in Hanna. The Joe Wright-directed Focus Features drama that casts Ronan as a 14-year old badass who is hellbent on finding her father, and uses the survival skills she learned from him on anybody who gets in her way… Amber Tamblyn will play the female lead opposite James Franco in 127 Hours. The Danny Boyle-directed drama is about Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who cut off his arm with a dull knife to save his life after being unable to free the limb from under a boulder. Tamblyn will play his girlfriend, with their relationship played out in flashbacks that keep him going… Mia Wasikowska follows playing the title role in the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland with the title character in Jane Eyre, the Cary Fukunaga-directed adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel for Focus.
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